Simone Farrugia is a Senior Associate in Sydney with a focus on restructuring and insolvency, corporate advisory, insolvency litigation and debt recovery. Her clients include listed and private companies, liquidators, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy, construction and mining service companies and SMEs.

Simone regularly acts for and advises insolvency practitioners in respect of liquidations and administrations. Simone regularly advises insolvency practitioners on various aspects of the Personal Property Securities Act including vesting and priority issues. Simone acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners to recover voidable transactions. Simone regularly assists directors and insolvency practitioners with the preparation and negotiation of Deed of Company Arrangements and advise them generally in respect of liquidations and administrations.

Simone has experience in most civil jurisdictions in Australia and often acts for clients seeking urgent relief from the Court whether it be in the form of freezing orders or other injunctive relief. Simone has expertise in commercial litigation broadly and more specifically in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct claims, negligence claims and breach of contract claims.

Simone provides commercial advice and assists in the negotiation of dispute in pre-litigation dealings. Simone takes a client specific, commercial and proactive approach to dispute resolution by focusing on outcomes rather than the process. Simone also formulates dispute resolution strategies which match her clients’ profiles and needs.